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May 22, 2017

MISD officially cancels elections for Districts 1 and 5; District 4 race to be decided May 6


MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall ISD Board of Trustees officially canceled the election of trustees for Districts 1 and 5 during Monday’s regular March meeting, with incumbents Mrs. Charles Wilson and Chase Palmer officially running unopposed.

Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Palmer were officially certified as unopposed candidates and will each enter into a new term representing their districts on the school board.

The District 4 election will still be held on May 6, with incumbent Brad Howlett not seeking re-election. Candidates for the District 4 seat are Ted Huffhines and Maricela Longoria-Pena.

Mrs. Wilson was elected to the local school board in 1990 and will complete 27 years as an MISD trustee in May. Mrs. Wilson is retired from American Norit, and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wiley College. She continues to serve as president of the local chapter of the NAACP.

Mr. Palmer was elected to the school board in 2011 and is a 1992 graduate of Marshall High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Baylor University in 1996, and a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University School of Law in 1998. He has practiced law in Marshall since 1999 at the Palmer Law Firm, Inc.

Early voting for the District 4 school board trustee election is set for April 24-28 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Harrison County Elections Office at 415 E. Burleson St. Early voting will also be held May 1-2 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Elections Office.

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